White Truffle November at Rosso, Shangri-La Hotel Jakarta


For those who admire a premium dining experience, then you surely don't wanna miss this month's exquisite White Truffle promotion at Rosso. It was such a pleasure for me to be able to try out some of the splendid menu.

It's currently the truffle season, during this peak harvest season, I bet tons of restaurants in the world are releasing truffle inspired menu to their palates and Rosso is one of the happy confident ones to join the game! A little information for you guys about White Truffle, it's one of the hardest plants to maintain, for its growth and harvest season is depending on the weather, soil and certain environmental factors, and those leads to a "good" paycheck when it comes to its desire. Currently, one kilogram of this precious little devil costs IDR 63 milion or ($6300), I know right, insane, such short-term "investment" to the tummy!

Before we rave to the delicious food and the expensive topping, let's check out the appetizers! The thing that I miss so much about Rosso is their uber fresh tossed salad! Especially those mushroom and chicken toppings, uh, always ask for extra! By the way, if you want to enjoy this beautiful salad and all the other Heavenly (with capital H) buffet appetizer, you can upgrade your dine with the Antipasti buffet (one blogged about it on my last visit before this, here)

Honeydew Juice
IDR 65k


Pumpkin Soup with Olive Oil and Garlic Bread
The soup of the day was this pumpkin soup infused with a little glimpse of olive oil and garlic bread. The garlic bread is so crunchy but melts in your mouth.



STAR OF THE MONTH: WHITE TRUFFLE!
Just in case you wonder how White Truffle looks, here it is!
It might not be the most photogenic, not even close to the word attractive, but this one price-tag monster is such a rare ingredients you can find in this world. It's best served raw because cooking it would actually ruined its original beauty.

Crudo of Wagyu Beef Tenderloin with Truffle and Parmigiano 36 months
IDR 420k
Still on the Antipasti menu, this is seriously good. The thin sliced Wagyu Beef is super juicy and tender, eating this with the truffle and the dressing is seriously such a burst of flavor!



Homemade Egg Tagliolini, Butter Cream Truffle Sauce and Porcini Mushroom
IDR 420k
The truffles actually added a little texture play to this course and eventually making it a more interesting dish. For someone who's not too fond of all the cheesy and buttery stuff, this one is decent! The butter sauce was not overpowering my appetite.


Jerusalem Artichoke Ravioli with Mascarpone Cream and White Truffle
IDR 540k
The food looks so photogenic, they were effortless beauty to take photos of. This dish was also a decent one, love the filling, they were lightly seasoned and the pasta's appropriately cooked. I found white truffles to be working really well with pasta because their texture is slightly contrasting one another.



Seared Duck Breast Tartare, Foie Gras, Apple Terrine and White Truffle
IDR 620k
Among all, this is probably my most favorite. So far, the freaking BEST duck creation I've ever had. Gotta give it to Chef Oriana for this! She just knew how to dress up the palate not only for the eyes, but also the mouth and the belly. They're just very much welcome in my belly! For a 620k, this might be a hefty pricy course, but only if you want to try out such an orgasmic meal, this is just top notch!

Foie Gras was so beautifully cooked and the apple tartine's fresh!



For desserts, chocolate pralines and...

Semifreddo al Torroncino (Nougat Semifreddo Ice Cream).
IDR 62.5k
This is the second time for me having this and my love for it just hasn't melt! Surely the top 5 best ice cream desserts I've tried. It's like having the mixture of Nutella and Ferrero Rocher ice cream. BURST!

You can upgrade the fabulous meals with extra 3 grams of truffle for IDR 500k!

Thank you Rosso for such an amazing lunch! My tummy is seriously proud right now. It probably just consumed millions of IDR worth of truffles LOL!

If you want to indulge yourself with premium quality of white truffles, as well as Italian's finest cuisine, Rosso is currently having the White Truffle promotion this November (9-30 November 2013).

Have a pleasant one! Cheers!

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Shangri-La Hotel Jakarta, Lobby Level
021 - 2939 9580

Operating Hours:
Restaurant
Lunch: 11.30 AM - 2.30 PM
Dinner: 6.30 PM - 10.30 PM
Lounge
Lunch: 11 AM - 2.30 PM
Dinner: 5.30 PM - 1 AM

DC: Smart Casual